Ironman 70.3 Augusta - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Augusta, Georgia
United States
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Total Time = 6h 53m 29s
Overall Rank = 2287/3300
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 20/20
Pre-race routine:

I really have yet to get a set routine down for Triathlons . . .
  • 31m 34s
  • 2143 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

Swim went well and much better than it did during training. I stayed focused and over all it felt okay.
What would you do differently?:

nothing really but over all work on becoming a stronger swimmer
Transition 1
  • 04m 42s

need to practice this transition!!!
  • 3h 12m 49s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.43 mile/hr

Bike is my strongest leg and I felt really good!!! My body was relaxed and I let my legs set the pace for me. I did throw up three times unfortunately but I didn't let it stop me lol!!!
Transition 2
  • 02m 42s

went well and was faster than what it felt like!!!
What would you do differently?:

practice takin my shoes off and being able to jump off the bike and go . . .
  • 3h 01m 42s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 52s  min/mile

Haha - never in my running career have I ran 13 min miles but considering all that I had going on and the fact that I was dehydrated I am very pleased with how I did. The run was the worst leg for me and where I struggled the most. Had it not been for the conversations I struck up with other runner and my coach running with my I don't think I would have finished the race.

I though ran a majority of the course - if you want to call it running lol . . . it hurt more to walk so I jogged at a steady pace with my coach to make it across the finish line and sure enough I did :)

Even though it was my worst run ever - it was the best part of the race. I really enjoyed talking to different people to stay motivated and to help motivate others who were not feeling so hot on the run either!!! You got to have fun with it or it's not worth doing!!! :) I kept a smile on the whole time even though I was completly miserable haha :)
What would you do differently?:

not be sick prior to the race lol ;)
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being sick and coming off treatments the day before the race!!!

Event comments:

It was my first Ironman 70.3 and I will say it was a blast regardless of how I felt!!! The spectators were great and the course itself was good. Enough people to where you were never alone which in my opinion helps on a mental level especially with long distances!!!

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Last updated: 2009-07-21 12:00 AM
00:31:34 | 2143 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/20
Overall: 2061/3300
Performance: Good
Course: Savannah River . . .in water start - point to point with current
Start type: Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 04:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:12:49 | 56 miles | 17.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/20
Overall: 1983/3300
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: One loop through GA/Carolina
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 02:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
03:01:42 | 13.1 miles | 13m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/20
Overall: 2287/3300
Performance: Bad
Course: two loops through down town Augusta
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4